Man and the State : Hamilton and Jefferson on Democracy
In The sixth and final film in Bernard Wilets's Man and the State series is a dramatization of the controversy between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson as the two historical figures debate various crises in American history. They are raised from the dead, awaken, debate the Civil War, the Great Depression, and Vietnam, then are returned to their deaths. Filmmaker Bernard Wilets shown briefly on camera, sitting to the right of the camera, wearing a cap. For more on filmmaker Bernard Wilets, visit http://www.afana.org/wilets.htm
Run time 26:17Producer Bernard WiletsProduction Company Bernard WiletsSponsor David NelsonAudio/Visual sound, color
March 15, 2015
Rarely do we see anything currently being created done so well. Yes, at times it is goofy. But not in such a way that will distract modern students from appreciating, enjoying and, above all, learning from the film. Its strength lies in showing how such two diametrically opposed men could both deeply care about the same thing in different ways and yet compromise and respect each other. A desperately needed lesson in the 114th Congress. I look forward to sharing this with my students.